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Research :: CAMBRIDGE FIELD RESEARCH LABORATORY

FIELD LABORATORY

Research conducted at the Field Lab focuses on investigating the biology and ecology of aquatic invertebrates in freshwater ecosystems. Recent research efforts have focused particularly on invasive zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) and native freshwater mussels (Unionidae).

Field Lab
Cambridge Field Research Laboratory

Since its establishment in 1973, the State Museum’s Field Research Laboratory has focused on investigating the biology, ecology, taxonomy, and biological control of aquatic invertebrate pests, especially black flies (Simuliidae) and zebra mussels (Dreissenidae). Located one hour north of Albany, the facility has a continuous, gravity-fed supply of water from a spring-fed pond, thus facilitating rearing of freshwater organisms and conducting once-through experiments.

 


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